The Kelmun Protocol

Invented in the 1970s by Jim Kelmun, the Kelmun Protocol has been shown to reduce the size of tumors in dogs and humans.

Alternative cancer therapies are a hot topic in both human and veterinary medicine. Because cancer rates have risen substantially over the past decade, and many people can’t afford traditional treatment, seeking natural methods is becoming increasingly common. Still, you wouldn’t expect that common pantry items might pose a solution. But science continues to surprise us! A fairly new cancer therapy known as the Kelmun Protocol involves heating a mixture of aluminum-free baking soda and Grade B maple syrup – and the results in both humans and pets are certainly worth talking about.

Discovered accidentally by Jim Kelmun in the mid-1970s, the Kelmun Protocol involves heating a concoction of the baking soda and syrup. Because cancer cells thrive in acidic environments, this highly alkaline mixture can be extremely effective. The sugar in the syrup draws out the sugar-loving cells, exposing them so the baking soda can kill them. While no scientific studies on this protocol have been executed, a number of individuals have attested to its success. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works:

  1. Cook an equal mixture of baking soda and maple syrup at the highest temperature possible without burning it (approximately 120˚F). The mixture may separate at this stage.
  2. Stir the heated mixture and keep warm for application.
  3. Apply topically to cancerous areas. Take care to avoid eyes, nose and other orifices.


For those seeking natural treatment methods for animal cancer, the Kelmun Protocol can be a wonderful adjunct to other remedies. Of course, the protocol shouldn’t be used without consulting a medical professional, so be sure to speak to your veterinarian before trying this remedy on your canine companion.


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